Bryant Liggett

Carcosa’s roots rock defies a simple definition

Bob Wills was on to something that pre-dated rock ’n’ roll. When the King of Swing was asked about the forthcoming musical revolution, his response defied a definintion for the music he had been playing since the 1920s.

He certainly didn’t need a phrase to define the originality, style and class of his upbeat music.

Bryant Liggett is a freelance writer and KDUR station manager. Reach him at

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